Chicago Bears: 3 Moves to guarantee a playoff run
The Chicago Bears must trade for a better offensive lineman
One thing that is not helping Matt Nagy’s case is that the offensive line has been dysfunctional this year. On top of that, they are down three starters, with James Daniels, Cody Whitehair, and now Bobby Massie out with injuries. Even Nick Foles had said that Nagy calls plays but he knows he does not have the time to execute them. This cannot be happening on a team looking to get to the playoffs.
General manager Ryan Pace needs to bring in some help at offensive line, whether that is making a trade or signing a player in free agency. The Bears need desperate help at guard and tackle. Center is a hole too, but I believe Sam Mustipher can hold it down well enough until Cody Whitehair comes back. So, what options are out there?
There are plenty of options that could be on the move. Names like Riley Reiff, James Carpenter, Billy Price, A.J. Cann, Andrew Norwell, and Kevin Zeitler could all be names that the Bears could target. The problem is not the lack of options available, rather the hesitation from Ryan Pace to make a move.
What is he waiting for? Most of these players would require a sixth-round pick to get, at best. The need on the line is obvious, and if the Bears are convinced they are contenders, they need to make a move. Any of these players would be an upgrade over Rashad Coward, Jason Spriggs, or Alex Bars.
The run game needs to be better, the pass protection needs to be better, and the communication on the line needs to be better. To get this the Bears need to improve the offensive line, and time is running out. Please, Ryan Pace, give Nick Foles and David Montgomery some help while you can.